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Looking Forward Through the Lifespan - [NEW EDITION AVAILABLE. PLEASE REFER TO ISBN 9781442500570]

by: Candida Peterson , University of Queensland

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Publisher: PEARSON EDUCATION AU,30/11/2003

Category: PSYCHOLOGY Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 1741031508
ISBN13: 9781741031508

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For courses in Child Development and Human Development. This classic Australian text is organized chronologically by chapter. Within each chapter content is organized topically. It covers the domains of development including neurological, cognitive, social, physical and personality. Appealing to the many different backgrounds and goals of students, this text offers the most balanced coverage of theory and research for Australian students and educators.



New To This Edition

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  * NEW- Engaging presentation - friendly writing style, the use of a two colour layout with striking new modern design and new photographs engages students and helps them navigate the text efficiently.


  * NEW- Significantly updated material throughout reflects the most current information available in the field and keeps students and instructors up to date with the latest developments in the field.


  * NEW- In a Nutshell summary tables a topically organised table at the end of each Part encourages students to focus on the developmental domains and review what they have learned.


  * NEW- Expanded explanation of neurocognitive and neurobiological concepts to keep students up to date with developments in genetic therapy.


  * NEW - Looking forward with the Web contains exercises that direct students to explore resources available online.


  * NEW Case studies - provides students with the opportunity to apply chapter content to real life situations.


  * NEW Boxed features have themes to help students reflect on the learning process:


              o How Can You Explain It?


              o A case in Point


              o A Pause for Thought


              o Activity Suggestion


              o Expressing Individuality


              o Optimising Development


              o Lessons from Culture


  * NEW- Companion Website with online study guide - features numerous quizzes with instant scoring and feedback to help students master basic concepts and help them feel better prepared when going into exams.


  * NEW Instructors Resource Manual with Test Item File - saves instructors time in preparing class material and helps make the maximum use of class time.



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  * Australian research and applications give students an understanding of development psychology in their own cultural and social environment


  * Comprehensive coverage of Indigenous development issues encourages students to consider the diversity of human experiences


  * International examples expose students to different cultures, allowing them to see how global patterns effect developmental psychology


  * Solid introduction to the research methodology of developmental psychology



Table of Contents

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Part I Studying Human Development over the Lifespan
1. Lifespan Developmental Psychology
2. The Science of Lifespan Development: Goals, Theories and Methodology
3. In the Beginning: Hereditary, Prenatal Development & Birth
In A Nutshell

Part II Infancy: From Birth to Age 2
4. Infancy: Physical, Cognitive, Perceptual and Neurocognitive Development
5. Infancy: Social, Emotional and Personality Development
In a Nutshell

Part III The Preschool Period: From Age 2 to 6
6. Toddlers: Cognitive, Social and Personality Development in the Context of Language Acquisition
7. Preschoolers: New Directions in Physical, Neurocognitive, Emotional and Social Development from Age 2 to 6
In a Nutshell

Part IV Middle Childhood: Age 6 to Age 12
8. Middle Childhood: Social and Personality Development
9. Middle Childhood: Physical, Neurobiological, Cognitive and Emotional Development in the Context of Schooling
In a Nutshell

Part V The Adolescent Phase
10. Adolescence: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Development in the Context of Biological Puberty
11. Adolescence: Cognitive, Personality and Moral Development
12. Adolescence: Social, Personality and Relationship Development with Parents, Peers and Dating Partners
In a Nutshell

Part VI Adulthood
13. Early Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development in the Context of Love, Marriage, Careers and the Parenthood Transition
14. Middle Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Growth in the Context of Careers and Family Relationships
15. The Fifties: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development
In a Nutshell

Part VII Old Age and the End of the Lifespan
16. Old Age: physical, Neurobiological, Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development from Age 60 to 100+
17. Old Age: Social, Emotional and Personality Development from Age 60 to 100+
18. The End of the Lifespan: Death, Dying and Bereavement
In a Nutshell